Donald Trump’s Convention Speech Highlighted The Truth About America’s Decline

The Economic Collapse
by Michael Snyder


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America is in decline.  There are some that still attempt to deny this, but the reason why Donald Trump’s campaign slogan has so strongly resonated with the American people is because deep inside most of us realize that America is not as great as it used to be.  Our economy is a mess, we are 19 trillion dollars in debt, our infrastructure is crumbling, crime is on the rise, moral decay is all around us, other countries don’t respect us as much anymore, and our nation is the most divided that it has been in decades.  Anyone that believes that America is better than it has ever been in 2016 is either completely delusional or simply has not been paying attention.

As I write this article, the prepared text of Trump’s speech has already been released to the press.  So the following remarks may differ slightly from how he actually delivered them, but the differences are not likely to be too great.  At one point during his speech, Trump highlighted the rising crime and violence in our cities, and the numbers that he had to share were more than just a little bit alarming…

Decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this Administration’s rollback of criminal enforcement. Homicides last year increased by 17% in America’s fifty largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years. In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent. They are up nearly 60% in nearby Baltimore.

In the President’s hometown of Chicago, more than 2,000 have been the victims of shootings this year alone. And more than 3,600 have been killed in the Chicago area since he took office.

The number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by almost 50% compared to this point last year. Nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records, ordered deported from our country, are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens.

And it is really hard to argue with Trump about this.  We have all seen what just happened in Orlando, in Dallas and in Baton Rouge.  As I have said so many times before, a spirit of violence and civil unrest is rising in America.

Donald Trump thinks that he can fix this.  Unfortunately, I don’t think that any politician will be able to do that at this point.

Our long-term economic decline is another puzzle that our national leaders have been unable to solve.  Gallup’s U.S. economic confidence index just hit the lowest level so far this year, and poverty levels continue to rise all over the country.  The following is another excerpt from the text of Trump’s speech…

Nearly 4-in-10 African-American children are living in poverty, while 58% of African-American youth are not employed. Two million more Latinos are in poverty today than when the President took his oath of office less than eight years ago. Another 14 million people have left the workforce entirely.

Household incomes are down more than $4,000 since the year 2000. Our manufacturing trade deficit has reached an all-time high – nearly $800 billion in a single year.

The budget is no better. President Obama has doubled our national debt to more than $19 trillion, and growing.

Yet, what do we have to show for it? Our roads and bridges are falling apart, our airports are in Third World condition, and forty-three million Americans are on food stamps.

Even during Obama’s so-called “economic recovery”, the middle class has continued to shrink.  Right now, 62 percent of all Americans have less than $1,000 in savings, and millions upon millions of ordinary families find themselves desperately clawing and scratching as they try to survive from month to month.

One very frustrated mother recently shared her feelings about her family’s ongoing financial struggles on

I’m tired of my stomach flipping inside when my son mentions he’d like to take a computer class after school. Or when my other son wants to enroll in swim lessons, take an art class, or buy a new bicycle. I’m tired of wondering where on earth we’ll come up with the cash for our children to pursue their interests.

I’m tired of never, ever going on vacations that don’t involve someone flying us out to see them or crashing at someone’s house for free.

I’m tired of wondering how on earth we’ll be able to send our kids to college.

I’m tired of renting, and the almost certain feeling I have that we’ll never be able to afford to buy a house.

I’m tired of having to pretend I’m not worried about it all.

I’m tired of my kids overhearing our worries, of knowing that money is a constant struggle for us.

Before I wrap up this article, I want to share one more stunning example of America’s decline.

Under Barack Obama, corruption and incompetence has spread throughout every part of our government.  Sadly, that even includes the Secret Service.

Secret Service agents are supposed to be “the best of the best”, and they are charged with protecting our most important national leaders.

But instead of doing their jobs with seriousness and professionalism, they have been acting like wild animals.  Documents that have just been made public reveal that the Secret Service has become an absolute disgrace in recent years…

They highlight incidents in which agents had sexual encounters with underage girls, married agents took part in ‘wheels up, rings off’ parties, and a manager who sexually harassed female subordinates dubbed the National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) the ‘Nice **** and *** Club.’

The documents contain a report about “a male agent who had his gun stolen by a male prostitute he solicited using his government computer in Puerto Rico“, and they also detail the behavior of one agency manager in particular that deserves to be immediately fired

The report says the manager kept alcohol in his office and forced employees to drink ‘so he could trust them.’

‘He sexually harassed every female subordinate,’ the report says.

The manager would ‘publicly’ male employees: ‘Where are my little whores/*******? Have you slept with them yet?’

If this is what is happening in the Secret Service, can you imagine what is going on in other federal agencies behind closed doors?

America is a complete and total mess, and Donald Trump is completely correct when he talks about the need to make America great again.

But is that even possible, and if so, what would that look like?

Please feel free to tell us what you think by posting a comment below…

The Economic Collapse

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  1. Disgusting Isn’t it? I’m counting myself in on that remark too. The only good thing about the last 8 years is that it finally woke me up. I actually more or less trusted our government until 9/11. Passed off most of the scandals as overreaction by either Dems or Repubs, and believe me, you DON’T want to talk politics at my family’s gatherings! True story-a few years ago one family member flew coast to coast to be “home” for Christmas, we sat down to Christmas Eve dinner, got in a huge political debate which escalated with the wine drinking and my family member got so mad she took a taxi 1 1/2 hours back to the airport and flew back to the east coast the same day!
    Anyway, I knew Cheney was involved in 9/11 so I voted for Hope and Change. What a colossal mistake! I’ve spent more than seven years trying to correct my mistake by becoming informed and what I’ve learned is not pretty. I think that if there are terrestrials out there we as a nation should respectfully request a sit down, confess our sins of deception, self-interest, greed, wastefulness, disrespect, overindulgence, materialistic, irresponsibility, narrow-minded, dishonesty,then, ask for guidance and forgiveness-promising to take responsibility for our actions, to keep informed and participate -to walk in the shoes of another before criticizing and to learn to negotiate and compromise-to act and think like adults-and to be good models for the next generation. Maybe some people from other countries SHOULD stay in their countries-it is pretty obvious our “help” has not helped and we are clearly not in any shape to be helping anyone else! Until we learn to get along ourselves, we’re just preaching to the choir! Go ahead and call me racist, but in some countries war is what they aspire to, want, and have long accepted as normal just as going to school, getting a job and getting married and reproducing are normal to our culture. I have always been labeled as a helper by my family, friends, coworkers and acquaintances. I’m not selfish-but I do know from experience that my ability to help is not effective when I am depleted. Only by coming from a position of strength FROM WITHIN, (which requires self-respect, self-confidence, honesty and integrity) can I bring about positive change and acceptance and give freely with no expectations.
    My feelings about Trump are mixed. My trust is not just broken-it’s shattered. Given the shape America is in, I think Trump deserves much credit for even attempting to bring our beloved home back to us. Without him all hope is lost. Truly! What we each need to decide is – how much do we want it? Personally, I cannot and will not live with a one world government. I absolutely will not be a slave to a dictator like Obama and a bunch of chicken-shit Satan lovers, truth and love haters. I will fight for my country-I will NOT fight for a New World Order, I think it’s unrealistic, impossible and completely unable to create freedom! Why, if it’s such a good thing, is it all such a secret? Why has Obama never asked us if we WANT a New World Order? Why haven’t we insisted he put the hundreds of thousands of refugees in the FEMA camps to give them a safe haven instead of in our communities and homes, ESPECIALLY since they are not properly vetted? Why are we still paying income tax, funding our destruction, our deceitful government’s corruption and unconstitutional acts. They are war criminals and we would be doing the whole planet a favor by refusing to enable them any longer!
    I’m 60 years old, hate violence and guns, and have avoided both my whole life. Up until a month ago I could have told you with certainty that I would never own or shoot a gun. I now want to buy a gun-see it as necessary though I pray I will never have to use it. I do want to live though, under the constitution, in my America, my home. I will do whatever it takes to keep that, or die trying. Please let freedom reign!!!


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